The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cried foul, saying the results for nine local government areas in the ongoing governorship election in Edo state are already out, further stating that the results are fake.
The party with Osagie Ize-Iyamu as its governorship candidate in the election, said this in a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye.
The party accused the All Progressives Congress (APC), with Godwin Obaseki as candidate, of preparing the fake results in complicity with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The statement read; “We have become aware that senior members of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC), in collusion with certain staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have started writing fake and fictitious results as part of their plan to manipulate the Edo State Gubernatorial Election which is taken place today
“We are aware that these APC members are working in collusion with Mrs Amina Zakari, an INEC national official; Mrs Imoudu Sule, Edo state INEC PRO, the Delta state REC, and the National deputy director of operations. “We are also aware that these officials have distributed millions of naira to the local government electoral officers to get them to write false and fictitious results in favour of APC even before votes are cast. “It is necessary to warn the Nigerian public that our party will resist any attempts by the ruling party to subvert the will of the people by any engagement in the substitution of electoral materials.
“We urge all well-meaning Nigerians to counsel INEC and the Ruling Party to refrain from acting in a manner that may lead to the breakdown of law and other.”